JAKARTA, 14th March, 2016 (WAM) — Floods triggered by incessant heavy rains and the overflowing of the Citarum River, have submerged some 35,000 houses in Bandung District, West Java Province.

“This flooding is the worst over the past 10 years. The floodwaters have reached a height of up to 3.3 meters,” Coordinator of Bandung’s Disaster-Alert Youth, said on the phone.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, BNPB, said in a statement in Jakarta on Sunday that the floods had left two dead and three others missing in Bandung District.

The floods affected 15 regions and forced more than 3,000 people to evacuate to higher ground.

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